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Group objects to Mississippi 'In God We Trust' license plate

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 14:55:46-04

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national group that includes atheists and agnostics is objecting to Mississippi's new standard license plate design that has the phrase "In God We Trust."

The American Humanist Association sent a letter Thursday to the state's revenue commissioner and attorney general. It demands that Mississippi either set a new standard license plate design without a religious phrase or allow people to get another license plate design without paying an extra fee.

The association says it could sue Mississippi if the change is not made.

Revenue Commissioner Herb Frierson says he's asking lawyers to review the letter.

Mississippi offers several specialty license plate designs for $30 extra per year.

The new standard license plate has been sold since January. The center shows the state seal, which includes "In God We Trust."

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